Beijing Olympic Campus Looks Like CGI

Construction is nearly complete on the Beijing Olympic Stadium, shaped like a massive steel bird's nest, and the swimming-pool-filled Water Cube, which looks like a piece of glowing alien machinery. This is an actual photo of the buildings at night. We've also got some less-surreal glimpses of them too. » 1/21/08 7:00am 1/21/08 7:00am

High-Tech Bubbles Trap Heat In Olympic Swimming Pool

China is rushing to finish the 7,000 square foot "Water Cube" in time to host swimming events in the 2008 Olympics. This giant building's outer cladding, which will keep the pool warm, is based on research by physicists into "how soap bubbles might be arranged in infinite array," says architecture firm Arup. The… » 11/21/07 4:00pm 11/21/07 4:00pm